THE art of pressed flowers lured experts to Oxford from across the globe.

The Pressed Flower Guild’s Spring Conference was held at the Peartree Holiday Inn Hotel at the weekend.

Artists travelled from Japan, Australia and the US to attend the three-day conference and teaching event. The guild is an international organisation, based in the UK, which aims to promote and improve the standard of pressed flower work.

The local group meets at Stanford in the Vale, and Anne Jones, a former president of the guild, was among those taking part in the event. She was awarded the best In show prize.

Guild president Denise Stirrup said: “Members exchanged news, experiences, discussed problems and swapped pressed flowers.”